Development of self-concept

  • Jackson R
  • Hogg M
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Abstract

Objective: To study the development of self-concept of adolescences. Methods: 751 students from 3 universities and 611 students from 6 high schools in Hunan province, from 12 to 25 years old, were randomly selected and assessed with Tennessee Self Concept Scale. Results: (1) There were significant differences of total score, and self-criticism, physical self, personal self, social self, and self-satisfaction between male and female, and significant differences of physical self, personal self, family self between urban students and rural students. (2) There were significant differences of total score, and self criticism and all the dimension among different grades. Conclusion: Generally, the development of self-concept of adolescences is unsteady, and there are significant differences between sexes, grades, and between urban and rural. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Ronald L Jackson

  • Michael A Hogg

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